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    Lost 2 friends

    Hi folks, been dealing. lost my two most meaningful Women in the world, namely my Mom. have seen a bunch of Redds and warned some 'weekenders' Losing a lot means reset. This is me. Lost my Girlfriend too.... Sigh Hope to be around within our strange community. Bit edgy just now. -M.
  2. Smith Guide's Choice with Polarchromatic Ignitor lenses (chromaPop)....if the light isn't too bright, say moving into overcast, I find these work great. Purple light rules! I need a bit more coverage if it's going to be full sun, however, and I have a couple pairs of Ryders Polarized in full dark that really do the job. Craving a Smith Ignitor Amber lens for twilight, but money money. -M.
  3. Done. Already sent in a letter. I live in AB, but BC has the right idea...aside from moose-riding people! 2nd Done, took pictures and the subjects got pretty snarky about it. I have fished a certain corner near Bowness for a while now and have witnessed 3 (three) individuals throwing back fish when they see me start casting in the area. I have also taken pictures, but nearly every time I get close, they (poachers) are gone. We're doing good work folks, no matter how maddening it is. Keep it up everyone, and thanks bmbilon for the OP. Shocking that this person could call himself a 'fisherman' I disagree. Poaching has become rampant! There's a reason the Alberta Fish & Wildlife stopped all keeps on the Bow a few years ago. I am not familiar with the scenario in the other smaller streams, but I can just imagine the meatheads that are out there. -M.
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    Recommendations for a 4 weight rod

    I've been throwing a TFO 8'6 Pro Series 2 Carbon since I was able to start, and caught one of my largest fish ever with it. Nice and light, quiet through the trees and also a reasonable price. I also liked the compact 4-pc without a hardcase, for really getting into deep country. IMO the rod shouldn't dictate whether one can fish larger water or not. -M.
  5. Didn't know there was a good kind of clap... but hey, one gets lonely in that float-boat. Thanks. -M.
  6. Hey FFfolks, Had a question about buying new tools, forceps, scissors, trail nippers, etc...I'm an older fella by hands alone, and only need a new tool. Seizing up real bad even trying to get through holding a bobbin, or a non-slip loop with my regular larger forceps/scissors, wondering if anyone has tried the 'mitten scissor' clamps? I have taped up most of my scissors/forceps but wanted some more advice, besides the regular 'take an Aleve and call me in the morning' answer. Thanks, -M.
  7. That's it, blame the origin countries, for mismanagement of the species. We wouldn't have our mighty Bow Browns and Athabasca Rainbows without Alleman. Ever went fishing in Austria..>>? Just saying... -M.
  8. BigFoamy, I didn't object to this photo, because you obviously know what you're doing. It does seem, however, that the upper green fly is hooked into the fish, by the rear fin, if you look quickly. I haven't looked at the photo up close, but it kinda looks that way. *...Upon further inspection, it's clearly above the fish...* Maybe that's why someone had a knee-jerk reaction to a fish in super-clear water. Weird. -M.
  9. BowLurker

    What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    Thanks Bron and BurningChrome. I do use a lead-free wire (!) if available, otherwise a lead wire. Learned about the wire push into the conehead from a veteran online gentleman who posts almost every week. Thankfully, my conehead hasn't migrated too far into the shank, just a thing to have a loose conehead after tying...you know how it goes. Cheers! -M.
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    What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    I do need your advice, Bron. Securing a conehead is fun..but one might take that last bit of wrap and maybe make it, or waste some over-tying Zonkers. Any tips on securing a conehead when just a bit short would be appreciated.. if it's convenient. -M.
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    What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    A signature floppy...? Who cares... just a variation. :roll eyes: -M.
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    What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    Another one tonight, I like how the Squirrel and tail markings turned out on this one. Maybe I'm learning something. -M.
  13. BowLurker

    What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    My first take on a double-tail Olive/Chartreuse Slumpbuster, #6 700B Dai-Riki, with the bent shank. -M.
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    What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    ...And went for a bigger tie...my first #8 hook ever, with a weighted Purple Leech thing...copied from a store-bought from last year. -M.
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    What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    Few #18 Midges and Scuds too.... -M.